The most overkill NAS ever... It's finally done!

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ApxuBbI Hace 6 días
Anyone here with R6 case, and bunch of HDDs, want to know how noisy is this setup?
SgtKenzo Hace 8 días
I know he said this but, I really did find this to be a good UNRAID tutorial :P
Richard Ren
Richard Ren Hace 9 días
If you run chôme you will need 1TB if ram
Eduardo David Carapaica Rodriguez
Eduardo David Carapaica Rodriguez Hace 10 días
Jay can you do a tutorial to do a cheap nas
Stephen S
Stephen S Hace 11 días
They mention that there's a bottleneck from the NAS to the PC but fail to mention why they are only hitting 470MB writes to the NAS. Mmh, why is that do you think? Jay actually seems impressed about this. Map it as a drive and run cyrstaldiskmark perhaps. Only then will you will find out it's true potential.
LiMiTz Cash
LiMiTz Cash Hace 15 días
I dont know why people would use SSD's for a data server/NAS. Yeah, the speeds will be very fast, but give it about a year of constant writing to the drives, and the drives will be paper weights. The hard drives your using are built for Raid and constant 24/hr usage of writing and reading data. SSDs are not built for that. Or do they now have SSDs that are built for Raid and servers? I've been out of the hardware game for a few years now, that's why I'm asking.
theatermusic87 Hace 18 días
That looks like a define R4-R5 etc... If it is, I found running basically the same setup (smaller drive size) that I needed a couple fans in the front panel slots blowing air over the drives otherwise they would over heat. Idle temps were around 80F, and would spike to 120-130ish during extended read/writes
Daniel Melzak
Daniel Melzak Hace 21 un día
If you want to setup a network cache system that runs on Linux containers, check out
Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez Hace 22 días
These videos are the best. It's like a mechanic trying to explain the physics and math behind the internal combustion engine. No different than Linus smacking his head up against his servers.
Phixation Hace 23 días
I have no clue why you would use Unraid. Unraid is not free.
Hotcooler Hace 27 días
Kind of similar setup would be Mergerfs+snapraid I guess, been using that for years and seems good.
Jesper Dobran
Jesper Dobran Hace 29 días
I like that this video is now on the frontpage of Unraids website.
jhippl Hace un mes
what software are you going to use to setup a game drive so if two people are playing the same game the wont over write each others files
MrSaucerboy Hace un mes
Awesome stuff Jay. Any thoughts on use FOG project to have OS images premade for bench marking?
Parax77 Hace un mes
You want to use [Most Free] Allocation if you want it to spread data, your current setting of [High Water] will only move on when the 1st drive is full Also you can skip parity creation if the drives are all blank! it'll save you so many hours with 10TB drives...
Harrison Thomas
Harrison Thomas Hace un mes
Hi Jay. Unraid veteran of 3-4 years here. Just wanted to comment to say in response to what you said at 14:28, if you are using a cache drive, you actually aren't dealing with spinning drives for writes to the array. It will first write to the cache SSD and then when you've scheduled unraid's "mover" script, your files will be moved from the cache to the spinning (parity protected) drives. This is also why you wouldn't expect your drives to heat up on writes to the array. That would only be applicable if you didn't have a cache drive. Because you have to write to the array while maintaining parity, it significantly reduces your write speeds to the actual array, which is why a cache drive is necessary for most use cases with Unraid. Let me know if I can answer any questions :)
Johan Larsson
Johan Larsson Hace un mes
Great answer! Was scratching my head at that point of the video. You saved me from having to comment on it 👍
Philip Michaelsen
Philip Michaelsen Hace un mes
Wanna keep your files safely stored? Use FreeNAS (ZFS more specifically). Wanna use FreeNAS? Get supported hardware. There's a list of supported hardware for each release at This is not difficult.
Yee Thirty
Yee Thirty Hace un mes
Holy shit barni lookin good these days.. amazing what a few years does.
daan9999 Hace un mes
Wheres the 40 gbps infinniband card?? Not overkill then.. and use freenas next time much better than unraid
Jason Eala
Jason Eala Hace un mes
Unraid... this is when everyone watching this goes to space invader1’s channel for the real nitty gritty if going this route..
Theodore Moxie
Theodore Moxie Hace un mes
Asking the pc gamers......get 5700 xt or get the 2080 ti kingpin? Its gonna be in a pc-011 air case 14 fans...
TheTrekGuy97 Hace un mes
easier and cheaper just to buy a business/enterprise NAS and actually have some support. Unless you have specific needs might as well.... well there is the fun factor as well. :-)
TheSunExpress Hace un mes
PSA: If your goal is 10GB fiber network for your storage shenanigans *AND* FreeBSD, then there is just one word -- Mellanox This NIC purveyor is hilariously affordable & out of the 10+ Mellanox cards I own and have routinely put under heavy load for 10 years now, none have ever even slightly complained. I know I know I know.... 10GB fiber network at home is hella overkill, but so is nearly every mildly built-up gaming rig. A bones with FreeBSD is the support for Mellanox (& many many many other brands of course) is included for the base OS kernel. Full disclosure: I've got 20 years of FreeBSD under my belt.
Trackside Model Railroading
Trackside Model Railroading Hace un mes
In my unRAID server I use LSI HBAs for all 24 drives in the pool and an Acera ARC-1882IX-12 for another 15 drives in multiple RAID5 arrays. I get bursts of 2400MBs per second with files that are 4GBs and less. Files and transfers larger than 4GB it will reduce to about 850MB per second sustained after about 3-4 minutes of transfer to the RAID5 cache drive (10.8TB's with all spinning drives), I have transferred 10TB's from my vCenter server with the 40Gb fiber channel and it basically did this all in one swoop and all at over 800MBs sustained. I am using controllers that are not common with unRAID but I have all redundancy even on the cache drive. I am using 5 3TB SAS drives on the cache array and the Areca has 4GBs of RAM on it allowing it to hit those speeds. If the card was in the new PCI Gen 3 slots it would hit 5GBps all day long. Increasing my drives in the array would also speed it up but I use the other RAID5s for VMs as I am looing to leave VMWare ESX and I am finding that I might be able to cut the cord using unRAID and the Areca controller as the backbone. I do like unRAID and am moving some servers to that OS for long term storage but the server that we use for everyday edits is still from a Windows DataCenter server that runs Acera ARC-1882IX-24's. You just can't beat hardware RAID when it comes to speed, striping the data just increases the throughput to where I will most likely never work off a solo drive speed unless they create an insane drive in the future. I like the RAID cards so much that each workstation has an Areca controller installed on them.
Knifefest Degroot
Knifefest Degroot Hace un mes
Chrome is the memory hog now, not Firefox.
Kshitij Rajkumar
Kshitij Rajkumar Hace un mes
starting using unraid. Buying it. could you tell me how I could contact you personally! into open Loop water cooling thx 2 u. Lots to discuss man. thx
906Gaming Hace un mes
Jay: God it takes 30 minutes to download almost 80GB! Me: well guys if you wanna play this game I don't have it installed so it's gunna take about three days.
drksilenc Hace un mes
Why not use pre caching on either ram or ssd.
Alan Hace un mes
dislike AIO for a NAS or a server.... more failure point in a machine where reliability and power consumption is top priority. I also think a more power efficient GPU should be used instead.
Hook Hand Tech
Hook Hand Tech Hace un mes
Jerry: "I made a video once!" I think back to when he reheated leftover burger and fries in a hotel with tissue box cover and blow dryer while drunk. Epic vid, go find it!
Daniel Nöchel
Daniel Nöchel Hace un mes
So here's one question for the experts: how would it work powering a graphics card over a molex and/or sata-PCIe adapter... would it damage the psu? or can i install it like that trouble-free?
Peronnik Beijer
Peronnik Beijer Hace un mes
why not use Proxmox?
Alex Eddy
Alex Eddy Hace un mes
Did he say he doesn't know how to setup raids? Like wtf? You run a tech channel yet don't know stuff like raid? And you wonder why some people don't take some of your testing videos serious.
Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown Hace un mes
why not 4k?
Nemesis 851
Nemesis 851 Hace un mes
Leon Mogarius
Leon Mogarius Hace un mes
Find a woman who looks at you like Jerry looks at Jay 😂
Jovar Hace un mes
Juul Gang
NitraCreativity Hace un mes
If I had an 150TB space system I would download every pornhub video *143 of 150TB in use* *OH SHIT IM RUNNING OUT OF SPACE*
Chris Hebden
Chris Hebden Hace un mes
So good to see you guys back
Keith1212 Hace un mes
Need more Jerry on here!
Scrubbie Bear
Scrubbie Bear Hace un mes
Man id kill to have Jay look at my pc for 5 mins. I mean I have a really good build. But extremely curious what he would do with my clocks and all that fun stuff.
DukeAstaroth! Hace un mes
I wish I had drives like that in my unraid box 😭
Ryoko227 Hace un mes
To answer the question about the cache raid, yes, you can. I have 4x250GB SSDs in a btrfs RAID0 to give me a 1TB SSD pool that I use for playing all my games and such. Everything is redundantly stored on the HDDs as well in case it takes a dive (since there is no duplication in a raid0). Works great, and has for almost 2 years.
Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace Hace un mes
The Inside Out Mini Watercooler Just an idea that I hope someone will do. I've seen a lot of mini-itx builds lately in these shoebox cases. And regardless of how plain and black these things all are, the case builds are often described as "innovative" or "refreshing" due to the lack of RGB. But the truth is, they are just small black boxes that completely get lost in whatever room they are in. What I want to see is a build where you use one of these little black shoeboxes, but do a custom watercooled build where the tubes of the loop go outside of the case. Add lights where appropriate. Usually, these small cases don't have enough room for custom loops anyway, so break through the walls and build your loop outside. You'd probably want to choose a case where each side of the box mounts independantly on a frame so some of the sides can have tubes through them and some are for access to the internals. To descibe this idea a little more. Picture a small black box with water cooling tubes extending out of the sides of the case. Drill your own holes through the case and route the water loop as you need to up, out, over and around the outside of the case. Same thing with custom RGB lighting either using strips or placing lights near where the water tubes exit/enter the case. In this way, the small black shoebox becomes a plain base for what could be a dramatic water and light show. What do you think?
Leofred Hace un mes
That looks ...NAS ... I wont let the door hit me...
Kevin Connolly
Kevin Connolly Hace un mes
It's not even hitting your spinning rut man... You were using that exclusively on the cache drive. You need to invoke the mover FIRST and then you will get a realistic idea of the HDD speeds and temps. Just remember, it will still be as fast as that drive can possibly be with a 10Gb connection so you won't need a local drive in your PC but a boot drive ever again. I use unRAID and it's amazing with the right use case.
2005wais Hace un mes
I understand absolutely nothing what there saying and yet I've watched 10 minutes of it. I need a life
Martijn Luka
Martijn Luka Hace un mes
If you had installed a RAM disk on the PC it would have shown the real network speeds/unraid server
SuperGianluka88 Hace un mes
A NAS with a Graphic Card??! A monitor attached to your server?! Paying for software license 🤣 jez what a noob
Chris Doherty
Chris Doherty Hace un mes
jerry got the kinda face i dont like
Victor Shane
Victor Shane Hace un mes
So. Tech youtuber not have any clue what and how?! Yeah, theres the unsub from me
Roshan Tamang
Roshan Tamang Hace un mes
JayzTwoCents version of Anthony
Tank Hace un mes
......... just going to point out there is linus and anthony and now jay and jerry XD Haha loved the video.
ISOHaven Hace un mes
I was getting an oil change yesterday at a certain dealer here in SoCal. Saw a certain someone. Didn't want to bug him though, clearly on the clock.
AgneDei Hace un mes
Hi Jay, with cat 5e you can't officially run 10Gb. For cat6 it's up to 55meters, For cat6a and shielded cat6 it's up to 100meters. So in practice 5e should work, but most likely above 40 meters you'll be in trouble and that's not really that far, and the distance can shorten if it crosses some power cables etc. So basically cat6 is a good choice for anything besides a small flat. As to your hq network, you could use a 4x10Gb rj45 pci-e 16x network card (i think intel offers those), and get a proper network switch (there are sfp to rj45 modules, so it doesn't have to be an rj45 10Gb switch, as those are quite rare still, although I'm not sure about pricing of such 10Gb sfp to rj45 modules). Connect it with that 4x10Gb to your network switch and configure LACP on it, so that the switch can aggregate those links. Additionally it provides redundancy in case you unplug or cut one of those by mistake (no loss of service until at least one of them works). lacp is a very common standard in networking equipment so it should be easy to find switch and nic's that support it, and it's also easy to setup in linux, and possible to do in windows using intel advanced nic drivers for example. There are passive variations of this technology that don't require switch support (only the nic/os side) but i wouldn't recommend those.
MaunoMato99 Hace un mes
Not sponsored by Unraid, literally decided the same morning that they were going to be using FreeNAS but switched last minute... Check Unraid's homepage and this video is on their first page. If you didn't get paid, you should...
Maxime FAYE
Maxime FAYE Hace un mes
This video is now on the homepage of Unraid :D
Ninjamaag Hace un mes
Make a space engineers server, that would be so great and probably better then the crap keen has out for people to use.
Ermo Saarits
Ermo Saarits Hace un mes
hire me Jay i can make shit work properly :D
Ninjamaag Hace un mes
Wow, put a switch before a router? You are just asking to be hacked. Who the hell set that up? Reputation went down the toilet from seeing that.
Reynaldo Luna Jr.
Reynaldo Luna Jr. Hace un mes
Man, I missed Jerry.
White Male
White Male Hace un mes
Jay.. are you complaining that It takes 30 mins to download a 80gig game? I have the fastest internet I can get here in WiscAnsin and it takes about 1 1/2 days to download a 80gig game.
Aurélien ETIENNE
Aurélien ETIENNE Hace un mes
"Just like you wouldn't take your default router out of the box and not change the admin password" that's totally what my dad did for our wifi extender 😐😐 ... now I wonder if he change password for our internet box
Luigi Lopresto
Luigi Lopresto Hace un mes
unraid for a nas. unbelivable... please stop using unraid on production grade stuff...
Casual Nerd
Casual Nerd Hace un mes
isnt steam cache a litle bit more practical ? O:-)
kingspride Hace un mes
unRAID is just a nice wrapper for mdadm ... ;)
DavidGX Hace un mes
So happy to see Barnacules back in action. Don't leave us again!
Levi Figueira
Levi Figueira Hace un mes
About that write speed drop: you just filled the write cache. Give it more RAM or SSD cache (RAM beats SSDs, obviously), and it can sustain those massive speeds for a bit longer… ;) Less than 128GB is fine, but definitely not ideal! The more RAM you can give it, the better…
Jerry Powell
Jerry Powell Hace un mes
Welcome to the UnRaid community. Don't worry, once you set your videos under Plex, and set up your Minecraft Raytraced skin server.... You will be out of cores and ram. Good to see Jerry. JBOD dual Parity, they will be fine. Taxed my SAS drives in an h440 my median drive temp is 38c while under load with a thin aio on the front.
AnonymousUser Hace un mes
You should enable jumbo frames. There's lots of optimizations you're missing in this configuration.
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